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Energy Chief Perry Tells Trump He Plans to Leave Post This Year

  • Former Texas governor was planning exit before Ukraine probe
  • Perry’s talks with Ukraine examined in impeachment inquiry
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Rick Perry Tells Trump He Plans to Step Down as Energy Secretary
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Energy Secretary Rick Perry notified President Donald Trump on Thursday that he’ll leave the post this year.

Perry, one of the administration’s original cabinet secretaries, enjoyed good rapport with Trump. The former Texas governor has recently come under scrutiny in the House impeachment inquiry over his discussions with Ukraine.